[alsa-devel] [Alsa-user] is this card supported by ALSA?

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Tue Jul 15 19:02:46 CEST 2008

On 15-07-08 16:42, Rene Herman wrote:

> On 15-07-08 16:19, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>> The below is a patch to improve the codec access routines in a bit
>> more robust way (and clean-ups, too).  Give it a try.
> Thank you for taking this...
> Landis, if it's easier for you due to webmail stuff, I'm attaching the 
> patch to this message so that it might be easier for you to save it 
> (Takashi posted it "inline" in the message).
> The way to use this is very similar to what you did for the OSS driver 
> patch. You save this somewhere, then from the root of the source tree 
> (from /usr/src/linux- it was...) you do
> # patch -p1 --dry-run < /some/where/ens1371-ac97.diff
> and upon seeing that complete without errors, without the --dry-run:
> # patch -p1 --dry-run < /some/where/ens1371-ac97.diff

Just in case... I did _say_ "without the --dry-run" but then neglected 
to actually delete it from the second line here. You _did_ delete it, right?

> You then recompile the kernel with "make" (which should now only 
> recompile the snd-ens1371 driver) and do a "make modules_install" after 
> it finishes.
> Then, make sure no old driver for the card is loaded:
> # modprobe -r snd-ens1371
> # modprobe -r es1371
> and load the new one:
> # modprobe snd-ens1371
> then up and unmute volumes in alsamixer again and try if you have sound 
> with "speaker-test" or "aplay foo.wav".
> If you do, you should blacklist the now installed OSS es1371 driver (add 
> "blacklist es1371" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist) and make sure 
> snd-ens1371 is no longer blacklisted. If all's well, working sound 
> should then survive a reboot (and a future kernel would include the fix 
> autonmatically so things just work out of the box).


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